Sunday, August 01, 2010

Today's Flowers: Flowers surviving the heat

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In spite of being one of the hottest summers in my memory where I live in NC, the flowers are doing remarkably well.
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I think part of why the flowers are surviving is we have had a very wet summer to counteract the heat.
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Even with milder summers when it is dry, everything starts getting pretty droopy by August.
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The wildflowers above are going to seed but it's time for that.
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The shots above are from my garden. The first two shots and the fifth shot are rose of sharon, a variety of hibiscus. The third shot is a tiger lily (my Dad told me ages ago that they called them ditch lilies when he was growing up). I don't know the name of the flower in the fourth shot. The rest of the flowers in this post were taken outside a doctor's office.
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As I've mentioned many times on my blogs, I like to take the taste out of doctor's appointments by having photo shoots.
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The begonia above and in companionship with the canna lilies below was doing very well hanging out in the planters outside of the office building where I see my dermatologist.
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NicoleB, Kuwiat said...

I am so in Love with your garden.
Did I ever mention that?
Hope all went well at the Doctor's!

Leora said...

Glad the flowers are happy despite the heat. I particularly like your begonia shots.

Regina said...

Wow they are all vivid and adorable.

Have a great week ahead.

Squirrel said...

Your flowers look fantastic!!

lazyclick said...

Beautiful hibiscus flowers.

eileeninmd said...

Carver, your garden must be lovely with all these beautiful flowers. Have a great day!

Xavi said...

I love your captures! So pretty!
Thanks for stopping by.
Have a nice sunday!!

Anonymous said...

Plants go in survival mode when needed. Perhaps it is very hot for a while but plant roots will store water.
Great pictures!

Tammie Lee said...

such beautiful captures~

DeniseinVA said...

Your garden must be an amazing sight Carver. I wish I had you living next door so that I could pick up some tips :) Have a great week.
An English Girl Rambles

Unknown said...

i guess hibiscus love warm weather. we have a lot of hibiscus here all year round. lovely shots.

Dani said...

Very very beautiful flower shots. We have them here too.

Thanks for this lovely post.

Chubskulit Rose said...

Lovely blooms!

Moon Flower

Carletta said...

Your rose of sharon shots are beautiful! I have about ten shrubs in my yard and love them.
We just spent a week in Virginia with my daughter in some of those triple digit temps. I hope of worst of those are over for all of you.

eden said...

I love all your flowers.You have a beautiful garden. Great shots.

Al said...

Oh I love those hibiscus, we call them gumamela here and it's best to watch and take photo of them during summer, I like the colors of your gumamelas. The begonias reminds me of my Dad, it's his favorite flower.

Ann Flowers said...

I love garden art. All your photo look great. Nice blog also.

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